Skydiving in Australia

Skydiving locations in Australia

Skydiving in Sydney


Why skydive here?

  • The magnificent Sydney Harbour is a captivating sight even on the ground, but by jumping off a plane, you get a pristine view of how the ocean curves around the land. 
  • Sydney’s weather remains enjoyable almost all year round, making anytime a great time for a skydive.

Sydney skydive locations

  • Newcastle
  • Wollongong
  • Hunter Valley

Height options 

  • 15,000 ft
Skydive Australia - Skydiving in Melbourne


Why skydive here? 

  • Skydiving is usually a long experience with needing to head far out of the city. Melbourne is the only city in the world that has the closest dropzone to city limits!
  • The cultural and sports capital of Australia is also a magnificent sight from above. The cosmopolitan city is enveloped by lush forest greenery on one side and sparkling ocean blue on the other. 

Melbourne skydive locations

  • 12 Apostles
  • Yarra Valley
  • Great Ocean Road
  • St Kilda

Height options

  • 8,000 ft
  • 10,000 ft
  • 15,000 ft

What is tandem skydiving?

Tandem Skydive - Skydive Australia

Whether you’ve taken the leap of faith before or not, tandem skydiving is a comfortable and easy choice because you don’t have to worry about the parachute at all. A certified skydiving expert will accompany you in the dive, control your fall, open your chute, take care of the landing, and even click some amazing photographs of your fall.

As long as you’re of sound health, you’re good to go!

Know before you go skydiving in Australia

Health restrictions
Best time to go skydiving
Health restrictions - Skydive Australia

Age: You have to be at least 16 years old to go skydiving in Australia. 16 to 18-year-olds will also need a parent or guardian signed consent form. 

Weight: The maximum weight for skydiving is 110 kg. You will need to pay a surcharge fee for additional safety equipment if your weight is more than 95 kg. 


You will need to be of sound health before taking a dive. You will also need to inform the crew if you have had a cold, nausea, fever or any other symptoms on or before the day of your dive to avoid any health complications at high altitudes. 

If you wish to remain on the safer side, we suggest that you give a quick call to your family doctor to rule out any health issues before going on the dive. 

Weather - Skydive Australia

Skydiving is largely a weather-dependent activity. Which means that skies would need to be clear with low wind speeds for you to be able to take a dive. 

It’s always best to check the weather forecast before you book your skydiving tickets, so it’s ideal to plan the jump about 2 days earlier. 

However, if you can’t make your booking so close to your dive, or if the weather conditions on the day of the jump suddenly change, then you can reschedule your jump for another day. 

To accommodate for unforeseen cancellations, we recommend that you keep your skydiving experience at the beginning of your trip for you to reschedule before your departure. 

Best time to go skydiving - Skydive Australia

September to February

The land down under is widely known for its pleasant weather conditions throughout the year, no matter the season. However, the spring and summer months in Australia from September to February is the ideal time to schedule your dive. There are few chances of rain at this time keeping the humidity lower and the higher altitude temperatures are also not freezing. 

If you can’t avoid taking a jump in the winter, then don’t worry. The crew will provide you with warmer jumpsuits to beat the cold winds. 

Transfers included - Skydive Australia

Transfers included

As skydiving requires an air strip and a hangar, most times the dropzone locations are situated outside city limits. 

However, you can skip on worrying about the commute by booking a ticket that includes transfers. Most skydiving experiences already include return transfers from major landmarks in the city, and if you’re lucky, even from your hotel. 

You can also find plenty of public transport options in any of these cities in Australia. You can also find free and paid parking options near the skydiving facilities if you’d rather drive down yourself. 

tips - Skydive Australia
  • Health concerns: Avoid skydiving if you’re pregnant, have heart or respiratory issues, or back and shoulder issues. 
  • It’s okay to splurge: Skydiving is an expensive ordeal and it’s likely that you won’t be taking another dive anytime soon. Upgrade your tickets to include photos and videos of your jump so that you can keep these memories forever!
  • Avoid heavy meals: Falling from such a great height could make you feel nauseous if you indulge in heavy meals and greasy food. Have a light meal like a sandwich, salad, smoothie, etc. before the jump.
  • Set aside a day: Skydiving is also a lengthy experience that includes briefing, safety check, flight along with transfers. We suggest that you set aside a day from your trip to comfortably take the dive and get sufficient rest. 
  • Earlier is better, if not ideal: While sunset views are absolutely spectacular, if you’re unsure of how the weather may change on the day of your dive, then we suggest that you keep your slot earlier in the day when it’s more likely that the skies will remain clear. 

Frequently asked question about skydiving in Australia

What are the prices for skydiving in Australia?

While prices may vary based on the city, skydiving tickets typically cost around AU$300 to AU$700, depending on the inclusions in your ticket like transfers, height options, photos and videos, etc.

Where can I skydive in Australia?

Currently, the cities Sydney and Melbourne offer skydiving across 7 different dropzones in Australia.

What are the best spots for skydiving in Australia?

While each dropzone location has its own speciality, there are some cities we definitely recommend. Sydney has a beach-side dropzone at Newcastle. Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles near Melbourne give you various height options for you to choose from.

Can I skydive even as a first-timer?

You need not have prior experience of skydiving with a tandem skydive. An expert jumpmaster will accompany you on your experience and control the fall and chute deployment for you. All you need to do is enjoy the beautiful sceneries!

I went deep sea diving recently. Can I go skydiving?

To avoid complications on your body from the massive height and pressure differences involved in deep sea diving and skydiving, it is recommended that you take a 24 hour gap between the two activities.

I’m showing symptoms of cold and flu. Can I still go skydiving?

You need to be of sound health if you wish to go skydiving. If you’re exhibiting any symptoms of cold, flu, fever, or any other illness, you will have to inform your skydiving instructor to avoid any complications at the jump height.

I’m newly pregnant. Can I still go tandem skydiving?

It is recommended that pregnant women do not attempt tandem skydiving. This is to ensure that there are no complications at the fall height and that your baby remains healthy.

What if my skydive is suddenly cancelled?

In case of unforeseen cancellations of your skydive, you will be provided with credits by the skydiving facility that are valid for the next 12 months. You can use these credits to reschedule your dive for any other day within validity.

Can I cancel my skydiving tickets?

Once booked, you will be unable to cancel your skydiving tickets. However, you can reschedule it to any other day up to 24 hours before the dive.